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Brett Henry
 Experienced Short Sale Negotiator
Simple Choice Real Estate

Phone: 801-228-1683
Email: brett@househelputah.com

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Thank you for your help with our short sale. With the foreclosure sale date so close we were really worried we wouldn't be able to prevent our foreclosure. All your work and persistance paid off. We were able to prevent the foreclosure sale and now we can sleep again at night. Thank you again! Lelani Andersen
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Short Sales and Credit Scores

Credit reporting
A short sale does adversely affect a person's credit report, though the negative impact is typically less than a foreclosure. Short sales are a type of settlement. Like all entries except for bankruptcy, short sales remain on a credit report for seven years. Depending upon other credit information it is typically possible to obtain another mortgage 1-3 years after a short sale.

While it is frequent, if not common for a lender to forgive the balance of the loan in question, it is unlikely that a lien holder that is not a mortgagee will forgive any of their balance. Further, it is common for a lender to omit updating mortgage balances to reflect a zero balance after a short sale. However, willfully misrepresenting information on a credit report can constitute libel in some jurisdictions, and lenders may be sued in civil court for engaging in this behavior.

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